T.A.M.J. van Amelsvoort

Professor van Amelsvoort is Professor of Transitional Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist at Maastricht UMC. After finishing her medical studies in Rotterdam (1991), she worked as a medical and scientific advisor in Basel (Switzerland, 1991-1993) and as a medical doctor in Luxemburg (1993-1994). Subsequently, she trained as an academic psychiatrist at The Maudsley Hospital / Institute of Psychiatry in London (UK, 1994-2001). She has had a longstanding interest in neurobiological mechanisms underlying psychosis and neurodevelopmental disorders, with a special interest in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) which she has been studying since 1997. She obtained her PhD in 2004 at the University of Amsterdam. Since 2012 she is working at The Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Maastricht University Medical Centre,  where she leads the Dutch adult 22q11DS clinic and with a special focus on the transition from adolescence to adulthood in both her clinical and academic work. She is co-founder of @ease, the Dutch variant of the successful Australian Headspace, an innovative youth mental health service.